Published on March 6, 2014
Introduction The crystalline lens that is located behind the human iris is the main focusing mechanism of the eye. However with ageing comes change in it.
Introduction Over the period of time, crystal clear lens turns yellow as well cloudy loses its ability to focus, or in other words it ends up losing elasticity. This condition is known as Cataract.
Symptoms of Cataract Frequent changes in the contact lenses or prescription for glasses Some colours start appearing dull
Symptoms of Cataract Blurry vision Glare when reading or driving Increased sensitivity to light Ghosting, also known as double vision in the eye that has developed cataract
Causes of Cataract Heredity – This is a situation where in the problem runs in the family Ageing – Ageing is one of the most primary causes of cataract. With age, clouding and hardening appears over the lens that leads to gradual vision reduction.
Causes of Cataract Trauma – This condition can be developed over a period of time because of the direct blow to the eye or penetration of some sharp foreign object into the eye. Intake of some medicines such as chemotherapy, antimetabolites and steroids.
Causes of Cataract Congenital - The condition can also happen in just born babies because of some viral infection or due to German measles that happens in the first trimester of pregnancy to the mother. Some medicines that mother consumes in the early stage of pregnancy can also lead to the problem of cataract. Diabetes
When you should consult an ophthalmologist? When you start experiencing sudden reduction in eye then you need an immediate medical attention. Make sure that you consult ophthalmologist on a regular basis.
Surgery Cataract surgery is one of the most common eye surgeries that is performed on out patients. It is one of the most successful operations.
Surgery In this surgical procedure, ophthalmologist removes the opaque lens with phacoemulsification and gets it replaced with a foldable silicon Intraocular Lens, also commonly known as IOL for restoring the function of the affected eye. Make sure that you follow the instructions given by the eye surgeon for quick recovery.
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